Kelly Kozisek Elected President of National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)

Press Release: Kelly Kozisek, Oregon State University, Elected President of National Association of Educational Procurement

June 8, 2016, Columbia, Maryland —The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education, has announced the election of Kelly Kozisek, CPPB, CPPO, Chief Procurement Officer at Oregon State University, to the office of  NAEP Board President. She took office on May 25, 2016 at a ceremony held during the Association’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Currently the department head for Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, Ms. Kozisek has 28 years of experience in higher education procurement.  Her volunteer work for NAEP includes service as chair of their 2016 Annual Meeting program committee and workshop presenter at the Association’s regional and annual meetings.  She received her B.S. in Business Administration at Western Oregon University.

National Association of Educational Procurement

Founded in 1921, the National Association of Educational Procurement is based in Columbia, Maryland. More than 4000 procurement professionals representing 1,500 of our country’s most respected educational institutions are actively engaged in the association. Dedicated to professional development, community development and collaborative development, NAEP has on-staff resources and an active peer network easily available to all members to aid in the modeling of cutting-edge, cost-effective, socially responsible procurement practices and programs. NAEP delivers continuing professional development in face-to-face venues, webcasts and at its flagship event, NAEP’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, held every spring. More information on NAEP may be found at www.naepnet.org.

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Construction Contract Administration – New Name and New Location

Capital Projects Contract Administration has a new name and new location! They have been renamed Construction Contract Administration. While their name has changed, their function remains the same and that’s to manage sourcing and management of construction related services.

Construction Contract Administration merged with Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management in July 2015 and as of mid-March they are moving to the Property Services Building to join PCMM. Please feel free to stop by and visit them at their new location!

Good Bye to the PSI

Effective February 1st, 2016 the Personal Services Invoice (PSI) will be retired and no longer a valid mechanism for processing payments to vendors for services.  The PSI was originally created to help facilitate making payments for services where a vendor could not furnish an invoice of their own.

Over time the purpose and function of the PSI has grown confusing and cumbersome.  There is substantial overlap with the “Payment Request Form.” So in an attempt to simplify the vendor payment process we felt it necessary to move forward with just one form, the Payment Request form.

The month of January will be used as a  transitionary period in which current PSI forms can still be processed by the Business Center.  At the beginning of February either a vendor invoice, payment request form, or reimbursement form should be used to initiate payment to vendors.  If there is a need to contract for personal services valued under $5,000 please use the Personal Services Contract (PSC).

Capital Projects Contract Administration is Now With PCMM

We’re happy to announce that Capital Projects Contract Administration has moved from Capital Planning & Development to Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM). Having both goods and services and construction procurements all within one organization will help pool resources and fill in some gaps. Capital Projects Contract Administration manages all construction related procurements and contracts, including procurements under $25,000 that are subject to BOLI Prevailing Wage Rates. We welcome them to the PCMM team!

Tamara Gash is Awarded National Procurement Award!

Tamara awarded National Procurement Award
Tamara Gash

This year the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) held their annual national conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  At this event Tamara Gash, OSU Strategic Procurement Manager, was recognized by her peers and accepted the NAEP Distinguished Service Award.  This is a prestigious annual award that recognizes up to two individuals who have provided extraordinary service to their universities, the higher education community, NAEP at the National or Regional levels or the procurement profession as a whole.

OSU is very fortunate to have such an innovative, involved and seasoned procurement professional here at OSU.  It’s great to see her receive national recognition for her contributions.  Please join PCMM in congratulating Tamara on her phenomenal accomplishment!

Credit Applications for Restaurants and Bars

Procurement has recently been receiving requests to process credit accounts for local restaurants/bars. Our experience is that most of these restaurants/bars will not agree to terms requiring them to not include either alcohol, or gratuities in excess of 15%, in the bill. Business Affairs has confirmed that OSU employees may still file for reimbursements to pay for Hosting expenses. FIS 407 – “Personal Reimbursements” does not preclude these costs from being reimbursed. If you have questions about the policy please contact Business Affairs. Questions about credit applications can be directed to Procurement.

Make Sure You Have the Most Current Forms!

From time to time, Procurement and Contract Services will update templates or forms due to changes in rules, regulations, processes, etc.  Make sure you check our Forms page for the latest versions of the forms you use.  We have recently updated the following forms: Personal Services Contract, Personal Services Invoice, Commodity Lease Intake Form, and the Testing Services Agreements. If you save copies of forms locally on your computer, make a note to periodically check our Forms page for any updates.

Welcome Joshua Dodson!

Joshua Dodson, PCMM Employee
Joshua Dodson

Please join us in welcoming Joshua Dodson to the Procurement section of PCMM as a Procurement Contract Officer.  Joshua has worked for several years out of college as an office manager for a large construction company at remote jobsites throughout the western hemisphere. He then moved into the public sector as a procurement officer for the State of Alaska in Juneau. Before coming to OSU, he was engaged in acquisition, budgeting and strategic sourcing for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Operations Division in Newport, OR. Joshua, his wife and two boys (ages 6 years and 6 months) live in Philomath, OR.